Power BI – Create Data Alerts

Hi there BI Fans,

Do you use a stock report and are you in constant need of renewing the report and keeping up with it in order to not go stock out? Do you want to receive a notification immediately when one of the IOT devices you follow with Power BI reports get too hot? Then it is safe to say that data alert is your jam!

Data alerts is a feature exclusive to the cards on the Power BI dashboards. The values are checked for being over or below a certain level and if the limit is exceeded, then the person who created the data alert gets notified by Power BI regarding the situation.


Now, let’s take a look at how we can create one.



1- Pin the card to the dashboard

First thing first, we need to pin the card on the relevant report to the dashboard. As you know, we can make this card be shown on the dashboard we want by clicking the pin icon on the upper right of the cards.

Pin to Dashboard dialog

2 – Click “Manage Alerts”

Once we pin the card on our report to the dashboard, we will go to the relevant dashboard and click the ellipsis icon on the upper right of our card. Here, we choose the “Manage alerts” option.

Diğer Seçenekler menüsünde uyarıları yönetme ekran görüntüsü.

3- Determine the Conditions for Data Alert

Now, we enter the information regarding the data alerts in the window that pops up on the right of the page. The title of the alert, our condition, if it will be over or below a certain value and that will this value be… You need to enter this value manually. Then, we will choose the frequency of this alert. And since we want to get an e-mail about the subject, we leave the mail option checked. Then, we “Save and Close”. This way, we get to complete the action.


From now on, once all the data is updated an evaluation with the comparison to the determined value will be executed. And we will receive a notification when it is necessary. Here is an example of one of the e-mails:

Depending on the urgency of the situation, it is also possible to design different flows for when the e-mail arrives. We will talk about this in our other articles. You can take a look at the other articles here.

Good game well played.

Design Your Own Images and Shapes in Powerpoint

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title font_family=”Roboto” font_type=”google”]If you need to create different shapes that are not in the shapes list, or if you want to create canvas images, you can use the Combine Shapes feature.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”18″ font_weight=”bold” font_family=”Roboto” font_type=”google”]But, how do we do that?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title font_family=”Roboto” font_type=”google”]Let’s write the process steps for shapes, but keep in mind that the same process steps are valid when the figures and the images are used together.

1. You must add 2 shapes to the slide.

2. You must also select the 2 shapes you added to the slide.

(After selecting a shape, you can use the CTRL key to select other shapes. While holding down the CTRL key, it is enough for you to just click any other shape to select them. This feature is valid for all objects such as pictures, icons, diagrams, graphs, etc. It is also applicable in Excel and Word, and on Windows when selecting files or folders as well.)

3. After selecting the shapes, a menu named Shape Format will appear in the menu bar.

4. You can complete the process by selecting one of the Combine Shapes menu options in this menu.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”https://peakup.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/powerpoint-menu.png” image_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”18″ font_weight=”bold” font_family=”Roboto” font_type=”google”]You can complete the process by choosing the option that suits your purpose from this menu. Some examples are shown below. You can apply the other options the same way and see the results they bring out as well.

Some Examples with Shapes[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”https://peakup.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/microsoftteams-image-74.png” image_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”https://peakup.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/microsoftteams-image-75.png” image_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”18″ font_weight=”bold” font_family=”Roboto” font_type=”google”]Examples of Figures and Pictures Being Used Together[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”https://peakup.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/microsoftteams-image-76.png” image_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”https://peakup.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/microsoftteams-image-77.png” image_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”18″ font_weight=”bold” font_family=”Roboto” font_type=”google”]You can try other options in a similar way and see how to use them and how they turn out to be. By using these features, you can design many different shapes and images that you may need in your presentations and reports.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row]